Moderating Climate Change Hysteria
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     It is now my opinion, given all the facts at hand, that “climate change,” a.k.a. global warming, has become a pathological, somewhat Orwellian faith based doomsday religion that has sailed far away from honest science.  Speculation and hunches are not the same as proof, yet many are frightened and/or titillated that mankind is headed for certain annihilation.  I do not welcome mass death, but many Christians who believe in End Times theology seem to long for it.  I cannot help but notice how much climate change enthusiasts and Christian doomsayers have in common in terms of their basic subconscious psychology.  

NEWS 2017 peer reviewed study says global warming claims based on manipulating temperature numbers.  “On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding”

NEWS - From "THE DAILY MAIL" 2/4/2017 - "Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data"
 
"Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.”  It was never subjected to NOAA’s rigorous internal evaluation process – which Dr Bates devised.  His vehement objections to the publication of the faulty data were overridden by his NOAA superiors in what he describes as a ‘blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pausebuster paper.” 

     As a scientific theory, man made climate change due to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels has as many loopholes as a rodeo, and is about as accurate as astrology.  It has succeeded in the marketplace of ideas only because it makes such a compelling story, a new age replacement for Christianity that puts Mother Nature on the Cross instead of Jesus.  Can you imagine Albert Einstein throwing a tantrum and branding anyone who does not believe in his theories "traitors," "heretics," and "deniers"?  If we don’t do what the high priests of climate change say, we will all burn in the hell of global warming.  
Their hysterical witch hunt against carbon dioxide will only produce mass suicide through starvation, because all life on Earth, our own bodies, and our food supply are all made of CO2.  Green scams are now an enormous trillion dollar business worldwide, thriving on an idea that is contradicted by the provable facts. 
 
     The Left has embraced climate change philosophy with a certain amount of glee.  Climate change proves that free markets are bad, that governments know best, and that industrialized society is somehow sinful.  But if one looks at the actual facts, it is certain that government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have largely been economic, environmental, and humanitarian disasters.  In addition, greenhouse gas emissions have increased worldwide despite all the rules, regulations, and costly renewable energy projects.  Much of what we have done so far has only made matters worse, so my plea is for more thoughtful consideration as to the negative effects of proposed climate change cures.  
Many climate change true believers have now become so hysterical that they have lost all rational perspective and no longer care about the scientific method, freedom of speech, or the welfare of the world's poor.  

     The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization that governments look to for justification for spending money on renewable energy projects and carbon taxes, found that the Earth has not warmed since 1998 despite the fact that greenhouse gas emissions have increased.  The acceleration in greenhouse gas release was due in no small part to global biofuel farming, which dramatically increased the production of CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide, all greenhouse gases.  So why did global warming stop in 1998 as greenhouse gas emissions accelerated?  That fact goes counter to the basic premises of man made global warming theory. 

                                               Broadway, New York City in 1848                                             Broadway, New York City in 2010
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Has New York City gotten warmer since this photograph (left) of Broadway was taken in 1848?  Could land use change have anything to do with that?

     Voters should read about the shocking IPCC climate change cover up scandal.  Government officials told climate scientists to "cover up" the fact that Earth's temperature has not risen since 1998.  Also read the apt criticisms of the IPCC report which were presented by
Massachusetts Institute of Technology climate expert, Dr. Richard Lindzen, who was a lead author of Chapter 7 of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.  Lindzen stated that "The latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence’ — "It is quite amazing to see the contortions the IPCC has to go through in order to keep the international climate agenda going." 

     In an important reversal, the 2014 IPCC report questioned the wisdom of biofuels, citing the facts that biofuel farming raises the cost of food worldwide, causes great environmental damage, and increases greenhouse gas emissions.  The brilliant minds at the IPCC seem to have been among the last on Earth to figure out these glaringly obvious facts.  In general, the 2014 report continues the scare tactics of earlier years despite the fact that none of the IPCC's past dire predictions have come true.  Surprisingly, IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri admitted that the 2014 report was tailored to meet the political goals of governments.  He stated that “We are an intergovernmental body and we do what the governments of the world want us to do.  If the governments decide we should do things differently and come up with a vastly different set of products we would be at their beck and call.”  
Rajendra Pachauri was forced to resign as IPCC chief on February 24th, 2015, because of a sexual harassment scandal.  In his resignation letter, Rajendra stated that "For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission.  It is my religion and my dharma."  

     Religion belongs in churches, mosques, temples, and ashrams, not in laboratories.  Religious fervor clouds the mind.  If you imagine yourself a noble superhero fighting the evil climate change monster, then what will you do when you find evidence that there is no abnormal climate change at all?  You will probably cover up the evidence as the IPCC and other climate change organizations and scientists have repeatedly done in the past.  Humans do not give up religiously held beliefs easily.

     Readers should remember that politics are not supposed to be a part of the scientific method, which demands neutrality of mind with no predetermined conclusions or bias.  Contributers to the 2014 report were hand picked to supply the conclusions the IPCC wanted to hear.  The report was never meant to be an authentic search for truth, but rather a predetermined, artificially manufactured call to political action.  On the very same day the 2014 IPCC global warming report was released, the National Weather Service announced that the average temperature in Chicago from the beginning of December, 2013, through the end of March, 2014, was only 22 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 5.5 degrees Celsius), making it the coldest four months in Chicago's recorded history.  
On top of all of that, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been caught faking historical temperature records to promote the politically correct climate change theory that the facts on the ground and in the air do not support.  The unaltered historical data shows that July 1936 was the hottest month in America on record, and that the United States has been cooling ever since.  See story  Please also watch THE GLOBAL WARMING FAD Paleoclimatologist Bob Carter shows "Climate context as a basis for better policy," on YouTube.

SHOCK!
 Read about the Australian climate fraud scandal, yet another case of "scientists" faking evidence to support their false theories.
  SHOCK!  Arctic ice cap keeps growing despite Al Gore's predictions of a total meltdown.  WOW!  Must watch five minute YouTube video of Dr. Judith Curry, Climatologist Breaks the Silence on Global Warming Groupthink”.  

READ
 Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic
, by Patrick Moore.  STUDY  57% of 1,868 climate scientists surveyed do not believe man made global warming is proven beyond doubt.  SEE why the 97% consensus figure is a hoax.  SEE Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech that destroys the myths of climate change in such a sweet, logical, and simple way that it touches your heart.  Climate change theory is now driven to some extent, either consciously or subconsciously, by partisan political goals and the desire to cover up past mistakes.  Our leaders care more about saving face than saving the world, and it is the world's poorest who suffer most from their fraudulent policies.  Climate change is a fashionable and hip cause for the bored and decadent rich, not a cause championed by the poor struggling to survive.  The poor want affordable food, low cost electricity, and more jobs, not carbon taxes, biofuels, and bird killing windmills.  SEE "The Poverty of Renewables" by Professor Bjørn Lomborg.  


Here are four quotes relevant to climate change enthusiasts.

1)  "Because the idea of climate change is so plastic, it can be deployed across many of our human projects and can serve many of our psychological, ethical, and spiritual needs." 
Famous English socialist climate change advocate, Mike Hulme

2)  "No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world." — Former Canadian Minister of the Environment, Christine Stewart

3)   “The challenge I think we have is for some reason climate change has become a religion -- a politically induced religion instead of science fact that now we have to embrace and move forward on.” — Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

4)  "If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes accepted as truth." — Joseph Goebbels


Southern California Physics Professor Mike van Biezen
recently articulated ten problems with the theory that human activity is causing substantial global warming.  The basic misconception is that atmospheric CO2 levels drive Earth temperatures.  Professor van Biezen states as follows.


     "The CO2 molecule is a linear molecule and thus only has limited natural vibrational frequencies, which in turn give this molecule only limited capability of absorbing radiation that is radiated from the Earth’s surface.  The three main wavelengths that can be absorbed by CO2 are 4.26 micrometers, 7.2 micrometers, and 15.0 micrometers.  Of those 3, only the 15-micrometer is significant because it falls right in range of the infrared frequencies emitted by Earth.  However, the H2O molecule which is much more prevalent in the Earth’s atmosphere, and which is a bend molecule, thus having many more vibrational modes, absorbs many more frequencies emitted by the Earth, including to some extent the radiation absorbed by CO2.  It turns out that between water vapor and CO2, nearly all of the radiation that can be absorbed by CO2 is already being absorbed. Thus increasing the CO2 levels should have very minimal impact on the atmosphere’s ability to retain heat radiated from the Earth.  That explains why there appears to be a very weak correlation at best between CO2 levels and global temperatures and why after the CO2 levels have increased by 40% since the beginning of the industrial revolution the global average temperature has increased only 0.8 degrees centigrade, even if we want to contribute all of that increase to atmospheric CO2 increases and none of it to natural causes."  


     According to NASA satellite reports, the temperature in Antarctica sank to an astounding minus 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit in August 2010, and minus 135.3 degrees in July, 2013.  Global warming theory clearly states that the North and South Poles should be experiencing the greatest temperature increases with more moderate temperature increases registered at the equator.  The record low Antarctic (South Pole) temperature readings and the record breaking 2013 expansion of Arctic sea ice (North Pole) are inexplicable if the underlying man made global warming theory were substantially true.  Such cold temperatures are easily explainable, however, if one believes Earth's climate is largely driven by our Sun's ever-fluctuating energy output, not by human generated CO2 levels. 

     Many scientists and politicians are having a hard time accepting the Sun's dominate role in Earth's climate because: 1) They would have to admit that they have been wrong.  2) They would lose income generated from countless global warming studies and/or lose political prestige. 3) They can no longer blame human beings for controlling Earth's weather, which greatly weakens their political agenda.  Global warming enthusiast politicians, such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, generally seek bigger government, higher taxes, and less freedom of choice.  Their desires are to ban, ban, ban, and tax, tax, tax, without regard to the human consequences of such economy collapsing negative strategies.  They have already killed millions worldwide with their government mandated biofuel schemes and have made food so expensive that an increasingly large percentage of Americans now need food stamps just to survive.  They wish to continue their reckless policy of government knows best when all the provable facts show that our federal government has been consistently wrong on almost every important issue.   

     The tactics of climate change true believers are getting interesting.  They keep changing the advertised symptoms of global warming, which now mysteriously includes unusual cooling.  No matter what the weather is doing, climate change gurus can find an explanation that shows that human created pollution is at fault.  Any weather forecast has thus become a win-win validation of their belief system.  

     The Earth has been experiencing unusually low hurricane activity of late, which is the opposite of what climate change theorists predicted.  According to the popular news media, Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines, somehow validates climate change theory despite a lack of any confirming statistical data, and despite the proven fact that the 
Philippines have historically been the Earth's most storm ravaged region.

Quoted below from an
article by well known energy policy analyst, Bjorn Lomborg.


     “Even when measured by total energy of hurricanes, the so-called Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), the Philippines' area is below the norm, even after Haiyan.  The Atlantic has had no major hurricanes and the global total ACE is at its lowest since the 1970s.  You cannot take Haiyan and claim it is caused by global warming, without -- incorrectly -- claiming that the lack of global hurricanes is also caused by climate change.”  Also see "Hurricanes on holiday: What happened to the storms?" and 2013's record low tornado and forest fire record count.
     

     Dr. Roger Pielke, a climatologist and environmental risk assessment specialist at the University of Colorado,
gave Senate testimony that “It is misleading and just plain incorrect to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally.” - “It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.” - “Hurricanes have not increased in the U.S. in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since at least 1900.” - “The same holds for tropical cyclones globally since at least 1970.”

     Warren Buffett, the liberal billionaire who manages the Berkshire Hathaway investment fund, says the insurance companies his fund owns have not had to change the way they calculate the likelihood of financial losses due to global warming because there has been no increase in climate based disasters.  [see news story]  Buffett said, I think that the public has the impression that because there has been so much talk about climate, that events of the last 10 years, from an insured standpoint on climate, have been unusual.” - “The answer is, they haven’t.” -  “You read about these events (today), but you (also) read about events 30, or 40, or 50 years ago.”

     Weather Channel Co-Founder John Coleman read the Third National Climate Assessment, which was released by Barack Obama's White House on May 6th, 2014.  Coleman stated that “I am deeply disturbed to have to suffer through this total distortion of the data and agenda driven, destructive episode of bad science gone berserk.”  Coleman went on to say that “When the temperature data could no longer be bent to support global warming, they switched to climate change and now blame every weather and climate event on CO2 despite the hard, cold fact that the “radiative forcing” theory they built their claims on has totally failed to verify.”  You can read his comments in full here.  


     "When modern life evolved over 500 million years ago, CO2 was more than 10 times higher than today, yet life flourished at this time.  Then an Ice Age occurred 450 million years ago when CO2 was 10 times higher than today." -  "The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming." - Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore, Ph.D.


     The temperature increase Earth experienced after the end of "The Little Ice Age" (1550 to 1850) up to about 1940 was not caused by man made greenhouse gas release because industrial output during those years was too low to make any significant difference.  Industrial output and CO2 emissions increased dramatically during World War II and during the post war economic boom, but the Earth's temperature dropped after 1940 until about 1975.  By the early 1970s the weather had become so cold that
 there developed fear of an oncoming ice age.  If CO2 was the driving force behind temperature increases, the Earth would have experienced vigorous heating during the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, not remarkable cooling.   

     According to CO2 driven global warming theory, the middle of the troposphere at an altitude of about 10 kilometers (32,800 feet) should experience the greatest temperature increase if temperature change is due to atmospheric CO2 levels.  Satellite and weather balloon data confirm that this projected temperature increase has not occurred.  Therefore, according to the undisputed official government weather observation data, the global warming that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s was not caused by man made greenhouse gas release.


     I have done no direct research into Earth weather patterns myself.  I do know with certainty, however, that Al Gore and other famous global warming gurus have been dreadfully wrong about many important issues.  Their mistakes have killed millions of innocent people, not just inconvenienced people.  Al Gore enthusiastically supported biofuels as a replacement for oil, but later admitted that corn ethanol was 'not a good policy.'  By any reasonable estimate, global biofuel production has killed far more people worldwide during the 1993 to 2013 time frame than all wars and acts of terrorism combined over the same time period.  The higher you raise the price of fertilizer, farmland, and food all over the world, the more people die of malnutrition and related illness.  That is why I keep telling people that biofuel advocates belong in jail, not in government.  

     Al Gore, like T. Boone Pickens, championed wind power as a way to save the world and our economy, but industrial wind energy schemes have proven to be both an economic and ecological disaster wherever they have been tried.  T. Boone Pickens finally gave up on wind power and stated that "He (Obama) needs to explain to his people, ‘Hey, we can get on everything green.  We can get on everything renewable.  Then the cost of power will go up ten times." 
Absurdly costly wind and solar projects were one of the main causes of the collapse of Spain's economy, and are now leading to the gradual deindustrialization of Europe.  See Germany’s Green Energy Disaster.

     Out of touch Al Gore, now a strict vegan, purchased a second giant mansion, a $8,875,000 ocean view villa in trendy Montecito, California, in addition to his highly energy inefficient Nashville mansionIRONY ALERT - A new study finds that vegetarians have a greater risk of developing allergies, cancer, heart attacks, and mental illness.  A second study found that vegetarians have lower sperm counts.  Yet another study finds Al Gore's vegan diet is worse for the environment than eating meat.  Al Gore’s jet set lifestyle burns up far more fossil fuels per year than the unglamorous life of the average American surviving on a low paying job and food stamps.  
Gore's recent wild and factually incorrect claims about climate change, and his bizarre sexual scandals and subsequent divorce, have made some question Gore's state of mind, yet Gore is still the unofficial leader of the church of climate change.  

     Gore's ardent disciple, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, condemns carbon dioxide as evil while enjoying a not so carbon-free lifestyle on his 450 feet long fossil fuel powered luxury yacht with built-in helicopter deck.  
Do you think Leo really worries about the cost of food or his own personal carbon footprint?  Al Gore and other Democrats want carbon taxes, which will invariably further skyrocket the cost of food because you cannot produce food without unleashing lots of CO2 as a byproduct.  We make food with carbon and energy, so a war on carbon and efficient, low cost energy is a war on food, and thus a war on the human race.  CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA = STARVATION.  Global warming gurus in general are oblivious to the real-world costs of their proposed global warming cures.  Their attitude is basically let them eat biofuels.  

     President Barack Obama, the world’s biggest advocate of deadly biofuels, financed a scheme to use windmills to manufacture a new generation of hydrogen bombs, ...just what we need.  The Pantex Renewable Energy Project, built on 1,500 acres of government-owned land in the Texas panhandle, became the federal government’s largest wind farm when it was completed in 2014.  Empty green symbolism has been pushed to an Orwellian extreme.  Now nuclear war, hunger, and death are somehow "green," and surreal absurdity is government policy.  The reasoning skills and ethics of the world's most famous global warming alarmists have not impressed me, a fact which greatly adds to my doubts about the certainty of their global warming prophecies.  I suspect the correct term for it all is "junk science," and it is much like the famous Y2K scare.  Thousands of computer programmers made literally billions of dollars reprogramming old computers so they would not turn upon their masters when the calender hit 2000.

       FOOD = ENERGY & ENERGY = FOOD is an equation I devised to remind people that it takes so much energy to produce, transport, and safely store food that any increase in the price of energy immediately results in food cost inflation.  Absurdly priced wind and solar power schemes, if implemented to any significant degree, will always result in absurdly priced food that only the wealthy can afford to eat.  The renewable energy fad was created by the wealthy and by corrupt politicians pandering to profit hungry special interest groups: ...Big Biofuel, Big Wind, and Big Solar.  Their “green” ideas starve the poor yet produce no significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as a benefit.  A study conducted by our federal government’s own National Research Council states that windmills and solar schemes are not worth subsidizing because they are so inefficient that their real-world effectiveness at reducing greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant.  Unreliable and intermittent wind and solar power schemes always require costly fossil fuel back-up, and lots of it.  The study also says that biofuel production actually increases greenhouse gas release.
 Oil products are "green" compared to biofuels.

     As there has been no measurable global warming worldwide for many years, and there has been a recent increase in record low temperatures, some scientists are now worried about the possible onset of a new little ice age caused by reduced reduced solar output.  Many scientists suggest that CO2 is much less effective at raising Earth temperatures than previously thought.  It makes sense that our constantly fluctuating Sun is the main determinant of Earth temperatures because, after all, it is the Sun that produces all of the heat.  As my own crystal ball is broken, I do not claim to know what future weather will be like.  Scientists who make adamant, long term planetary weather predictions are walking on razor thin ice simply because there are too many unknown variables that affect climate. 


Are these climate change authority figures fallible human beings?
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    Al Gore                         Michael E. Mann                    Barack Obama

     There are many dangers to worry about besides climate change, and they rarely get press coverage.  My number one worry is the affordability and survivability of the human food supply, which Barack Obama seems adamant to destroy with his biofuel schemes.  When we have eroded away all of our irreplaceable topsoil growing corn for engine rusting, energy inefficient ethanol, what will our grandchildren eat?  

     Nuclear war, accidental or planned, is still a major threat.  Recombinant DNA equipment has become so cheap and easily available that any mentally ill scientist could produce a doomsday virus in his own basement that could kill billions.  A number of synthetic killer viruses have already been created in the name of academic research.  The subconscious psychological motives for this dangerous genetic engineering experimentation is deeply troubling.  What if a deadly super-virus escapes the laboratory by accident?

     Some scientists believe that the Yellowstone Park volcano is overdue to erupt, a cataclysmic event that could destroy our food growing capacity with volcanic ash, and by blocking out the Sun’s light for years.  There are a number of giant super-volcanoes around the world that have the potential to reduce Earth’s human population to a tiny few through starvation.  A world killing asteroid could appear at any moment, and with little warning if it arrives from an obit that hides itself from our telescopes. 

   
     The Earth’s climate is always changing because it is driven by constantly fluctuating solar energy output, an irregular Earth orbit around the Sun, and a million and one natural dynamic processes that are mainly beyond human control.  Climate change is happening now, has happened in the past since the Earth was first formed, and will happen into the future up to the moment the Earth is consumed by the Sun.  The Sun will eventually run out of hydrogen fuel and gradually turn itself into an expanding red giant star that will envelop the Earth and expand past the orbit of Mars.

     I do not deny that man has an influence on Earth's climate, or that a future dangerous global warming trend is entirely possible.  I deny that hysterical thinking is useful for making wise policy decisions.  Scare tactics are pushing people to support destructive polices that have already had tragic consequences.  Climate change theology skeptics are branded as "climate change deniers," which is essentially the same as calling someone a blasphemer.  Many have been fired from university and government jobs for not believing that man made global warming is currently a serious threat.  This small minded attitude is typical of many religions, not of real science.  There have been a number of substantiated allegations that some scientists have tweaked and/or faked data to fit their beloved apocalyptic religion.  [See Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock the Global Warming Debate]  This kind of fraud is rather common among scientists testing drugs for pharmaceutical companies.  A strong profit motive or a heavy belief system bias is not helpful to the proper implementation of the scientific method, which requires neutrality and an open mind.

     The Earth may be less than a thousand years away from another devastating ice age, which could gradually begin at any time.  Having glaciers reach the equator will do much more damage to the human race than having the Earth's average temperature rise a few degrees, which could have many beneficial effects as well as negative effects.  We are so in the dark about the highly complex drivers of Earth temperature that we could all just as easily worry about global cooling as global warming.  If Earth is headed for a new ice age, adding CO2 to the atmosphere is a good preventative measure, if in fact atmospheric CO2 levels really do make a significant difference.  The point I am trying to make is that we just do not know.  Ice ages may be caused by periodic solar dimming.  If that is the case, nothing we can do will save us.  

     Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through reasonable, low cost measures as a precaution against unknowable future consequences is a responsible idea that I fully support.  The facts show that renewable energy schemes other than hydroelectric and geothermal power are of little or no use for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 
Please see my musical YouTube videos, The Global Biofuel Disaster and Windmills Kill Birds. You can also find many good articles on the climate change controversy at climatedepot.com.  There are far better ways to reduce greenhouse gas levels without costly government subsidies and dictatorial government mandates.  For details of these better carbon free energy solutions, please visit my website, The Renewable Energy Disaster. 

Group photograph of the climate change experts  
parrots
All smart birds know that 'anthropogenic' is a ten dollar word for a ten cent idea.

See the movie Experimenter (2015), which shows how group-think pressures people to conform.

During the dawn of man, we had 100% renewable energy, and it was utopia!
Cavemen
Christopher Calder - nonprofit, nonpartisan food security advocate            
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